'Recognizing the need is the primary condition for design.'

Charles Eames

'To design is to communicate clearly by whatever means you can control or master.'
Milton Glaser

Coursework Key Terms

B-Tec engineering coursework will expect you to respond to key terms throughout your coursework. 

 

Below is a list of key terms and thier meanings which will be useful while you become familiar with what each coursework assignment criteria statement is asking for you to do. 

Definitions of Key Criteria Terms

Identify or List

To select key facts from information given and communicate them effectively.  Establish information.

 

Describe

To paint a picture in words, diagrams, charts or verbal discussion.  To communicate the general facts about a specific piece of information.  Give a detailed account of something.

 

Explain

To give reasons for how something happens or the procedures in which something happens.  E.g. “Why did you choose that method?”, “How was the procedure undertaken?”.  A student would normally introduce a topic and then provide details showing a depth and breadth of knowledge and skills regarding a topic.  Make clear, account for something.

 

Analyse

To examine something in great detail, breaking it down into component parts and carrying out tasks, which enable results to be interpreted and findings presented.  Separate into elements, examine critically.

 

Compare

To show similarities and differences or advantages and disadvantages between two or more things.  Notice likenesses and differences.

 

Evaluate

To determine the significance or value of something having studied the detailed information and looking at alternatives, strengths and weaknesses.  Find or judge value of.

 

Demonstrate Understanding

To effectively communicate the reasons behind a procedure or event.

 

Demonstrate Knowledge

To effectively communicate a procedure or event.

 

Justify

Give reasons or evidence to support your opinion or view to show how you arrived at these conclusions.

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